We get fresh pita delivered to us 3-4 times a week. When we get a delivery, all the bread currently in the walk-in gets pushed down to the left and the new bread is loaded on the right. The idea is to maintain FIFO (first in, first out) so you’re never being served old bread. If you’ve been with us a while you know we’ve fallen down on that 1 or 2 times.
We’re hiring and training a lot of people. Most people would pull bread from anywhere without thinking about it, so we took the guess-work out of it. Every time bread comes in, we put a big red sign on top of the stack with a stop sign on it. There’s a laminated paper taped on top so we can write the date it was received with a dry erase marker.
The only stack you pull from is the one WITHOUT a big red stop sign!